Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
AB-79, Medical Colony, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
Qazi Fariduddin is Professor of Botany at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India where he has been serving as faculty since 2006 and teaches courses in plant physiology and biochemistry, molecular biology and plant ecology. He has been extensively working in the field of plant growth regulators specially brassinosteroids (BRs), salicylic acid (SA), polyamines (PAs), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and melatonin (Mel) and how these regulators modulate responses of plants under various abiotic stresses. He has been extensively involved to explore the abiotic stress tolerance mechanism in plants through physiological and molecular approaches. He has also been using proteomics tool to identify and characterize the novel proteins expressed under abiotic stresses in plants modulated by plant growth regulators. Göttingen University, Göttingen, Germany for six months under BOYSCAST Fellowship and worked on a project titled “Molecular studies of salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana". He has also visited Michigan State University, Michigan, USA on an International Research Project with a specific objective to generate information on "Host target modification as a strategy to counter pathogen hijacking of the jasmonate hormone receptor". (Published in PNAS, 2015). He is manuscript reviewer for several prominent journals of repute in his field. He has published more than 80 research papers in the International journal of high impact factor such as Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, USA, Food Chemistry, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Chemosphere, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, and many more with total citation of 4966 and h-index of 32. He had presented his findings in various conferences held in USA, Germany, China, Malaysia etc.
He has successfully completed various funded research project from reputed funding agencies like UGC, DST and UPCST. He has also supervised six doctoral students and three MPhil students and a number of Master students and presently five students are enrolled under his supervision for PhD degree.